Patents Examined by Frank J. Asta
  • Patent number: 6105122
    Abstract: A method for transferring data from a first node to a second node in a multi-processor system is described. The multi-processor system comprises a plurality of nodes coupled to an interconnect fabric via an interconnect fabric interface, the nodes comprising a compute node and an I/O node, the I/O node coupled to a plurality of data storage devices. The method comprises the steps of generating a I/O request packet in a first node in response to an I/O request from an application executing in a first node, transmitting the data request packet to the second node via the interconnect fabric, and executing the destination interconnect channel program to extract the debit ID to transfer the data request to the second node buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: P. Keith Muller, Kit M. Chow
  • Patent number: 6105055
    Abstract: A multimedia collaboration system combines unique multimedia communications and media processing mechanisms with off-the-shelf components that support information sharing and distribution. More specifically, the system provides an asynchronous multimedia collaboration whiteboard that enables the creation of messages containing synchronized voice, graphics and mouse gestures to describe conditions associated with an underlying multimedia object. On the server side, the system includes a delayed conference manager connected to a conference database, an email server, a newsgroup server and a web server. On the client side, the system includes a dynamic annotation editor which enables the use of synchronized voice, graphics and mouse gestures in the discussion. The client side also includes a newsgroup and email reader and a web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Pizano, Wei-Kwan V. Su, Michelle Yan, Lai Pham
  • Patent number: 6101542
    Abstract: For a connection-oriented network system in which information terminals such as PC and WS are connected to a network such as LAN and WAN and a logical connection is established if necessary to a terminal to transfer data over the established connection, a service management method is provided which allows data transfer without connection management by a service application. A communication driver for data transfer is provided with a connection processing unit for establishing a connection to a transmission destination terminal and a connection queue for temporarily storing transmission data during a connection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahisa Miyamoto, Sunao Sawada, Yoshikazu Tominaga
  • Patent number: 6101320
    Abstract: A system and method for exchanging electronic mail between organizations having dissimilar electronic mail systems is disclosed. The electronic mail sent from the sender organization identifies the recipient organization. The system and method determine the electronic mail format used by the recipient organization from the identity of the recipient organization and convert the electronic mail into the recipient's format. The recipient's format is determined by searching for information regarding the recipient organization in internal and external databases. The electronic mail is converted from the sender's format to a standard format after receipt of the electronic mail by the system. The electronic mail is converted from the standard format to the recipient's format prior to sending the electronic mail to the recipient organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Aurora Communications Exchange Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Charles Schuetze, Peter Sean George McPhedran
  • Patent number: 6101544
    Abstract: A data processing system and method for sharing a component of the data processing system between multiple resources are disclosed. According to the method, at least one query is transmitted from a first resource to a second resource. In response to receipt of the query by the second resource, a reply is transmitted from the second resource to the first resource. The reply indicates that the second resource has an active communication session through a particular communication port controlled by the shared component. In response to receipt of the reply by the first resource, a transfer command is transmitted from the first resource to the second resource. In response to receipt of the transfer command by the second resource, control of the component is transferred from the second resource to the first resource while maintaining the active communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William Eldred Beebe, John C. Kennel, Michael Y. Lim, Chet Mehta, Maulin I. Patel
  • Patent number: 6101540
    Abstract: The system and method of this invention automatically manages a group of computers by automatically gathering data, storing the data, analyzing the stored data to identify specified conditions, and initiating automated actions to respond to the detected conditions. The invention, hereafter "SYSTEMWatch AI-L", comprises a SYSTEMWatch AI-L client which turns a computer into a managed computer, a SYSTEMWatch AI-L console, which turns a computer into a monitoring computer, a SYSTEMWatch AI-L send facility, which allows a system administrator to send commands to various SYSTEMWatch AI-L clients through the SYSTEMWatch AI-L console, and a SYSTEMWatch AI-L report facility which allows a system administrator to query information collected and processed by the SYSTEMWatch AI-L clients and SYSTEMWatch AI-L consoles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Lars Oliver Graf
  • Patent number: 6098093
    Abstract: A technique, system, and computer program for maintaining session information among multiple clustered computers for servlets and providing those servlets with various session services. The session services are implemented using a plug-in servlet engine. The session information is preferably maintained without using a persistent data store, to avoid performance penalties associated with storing information in persistent storage such as a database. A locking technique is implemented to prevent servlets from inadvertently overwriting each other's session object data. A registration process is preferably used, to optimize communication of configuration property changes. Non-proprietary interfaces are used, allowing for scalability, portability, and maximum industry acceptance of this solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Elias N. Bayeh, Gabriel G. Montero, Robert C. Will
  • Patent number: 6098100
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for detecting a wake packet among data bytes in a packet frame issued by a network device, the data bytes in the packet frame are initially compared with a sync byte to detect start of a synchronization stream of the wake packet. The number of consecutive sync matches of the data bytes in the packet frame with the sync byte is counted, and a partial match flag is set upon detection that the number of consecutive sync matches has reached a predetermined number of sync duplications of the sync byte to indicate that the synchronization stream has been detected in the packet frame. When the partial match flag is set, the data bytes that follow the synchronization stream in the packet frame are compared with address bytes of a destination address assigned to a sleeping node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Yih-Sheng Wey, Yuan-Hwa Li
  • Patent number: 6094678
    Abstract: A first aspect of the invention discloses a local server station for controlling a wireless telecommunications system comprising a plurality of remote server stations and client stations, the local server station comprising: an object based control system maintained at the local server station for controlling the wireless telecommunications system wherein the local server station is connected by way of an interface with at least one control station of the wireless telecommunications system, and a reconfigurable dynamic interface for communication with at least one of the remote servers and/or client stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Airspan Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan F. Nethercott, Guy A. Cooper, Jonathan A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 6094671
    Abstract: A production system for packaging aggregates of mixed media information (e.g. text, images, audio, and video) into addressable packets which are transmitted to receivers over a satellite network, with the information aggregates (IA's) displayed and arranged for use via an associated Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) file, or other such displays language file and associated interpreter. The HTML file, when interpreted and displayed, would provide an organized and easy to access presentation of the mixed-media files transmitted over the satellite network, whereby textual and graphic descriptions could be used to describe the file contends and HTML buttons would allow playback and/or viewing of the linked file information. The HTML file might also include a link to communications software for enabling data dialog with a site external to the receiving station. One example link would include software for a telephone connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Starguide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Chase, Don Gobin
  • Patent number: 6094702
    Abstract: An application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for enabling access to memory. ASIC includes a decryptor, a valid authorization storage component, an upgrade verifier, an upgrade storage component, and an enabling component. The decryptor inputs an encrypted authorization code and outputs a decrypted authorization code. The valid authorization storage component stores and outputs a valid authorization code. The upgrade verifier inputs the decrypted authorization code and the valid authorization code, compares the decrypted authorization code to the valid authorization code to determine whether access to the portion of memory is authorized, and outputs a signal to enable access to the portion of memory. The upgrade storage component stores the signal output from the upgrade verifier. The enabling component inputs a memory access signal and a signal stored in the upgrade storage component and outputs a signal indicating whether the portion of memory is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett L. Williams, Donald D. Baldwin, Todd Farrell
  • Patent number: 6092122
    Abstract: A high speed modem is provided which uses a selectable, desirable portion of the total available bandwidth of a transmission channel. In a preferred embodiment, the invention is incorporated in a dedicated hardware circuit which is connected on one end to a data processor and on the other end to an upstream transceiver through a channel supporting an Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Loop (ADSL) standard. The achievable target data rate of the modem is based on the capabilities of an analog front end (AFE) used in the modem, and a signal processor within the dedicated hardware. In particular, the modem AFE contains subband filtering which causes an upstream transceiver to use only a selected number of available sub-channels for downstream data transmission. The data rate of the modem is increased by upgrading the AFE or the signal processor in order to increase the number of processable transmitted downstream sub-channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Integrated Telecom Express
    Inventors: Young Way Liu, Ming-Kang Liu, Steve Chen
  • Patent number: 6092108
    Abstract: A multiported device is provided connected to a switching device providing switching functions. The multiported device receives frames and is connected to an application processor. Some of the received frames are passed to the application processor via an application processor port having a port bandwidth. The multiported device includes an application receive buffer having a receive buffer size for storing frames and providing frames to the application processor for processing. A programmable logic unit is provided for monitoring a level of data in the receive buffer and monitoring a type of frame forwarded to said application processor. The frames each have a discriptor frame associated with it with data indicating one or more of priority status and broadcast/unicast status. The logic unit monitors the level of data based on at least one threshold level for dropping frames upon a data level in said receive buffer reaching the threshold level which have a status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventors: Bruno DiPlacido, Lawrence A. Boxer
  • Patent number: 6085221
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for distribution of multimedia files from file servers (110) over arbitrary telecommunication networks (150) to consumers (160) where those networks offer connections of a certain bandwidth for transmission. The consumers deliver requests for presentation of multimedia files, and the file servers deliver those files with respect to said requests for presentation. According to the proposed method, the transmission rates of the multimedia files are smoothed by spreading the transmission over time leading to additional delays in the delivery of said information. Minimum transmission rates for maximum values of the delays are calculated, and these values are provided as control data for the transmission. These control data are appended to the respective multimedia files, and the multimedia files are delivered to the receivers with respective additional delays between the requests for presentation and the presentation of the files, corresponding to the maximum delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Marcel Graf
  • Patent number: 6084742
    Abstract: A processing unit for effecting speed control in a drive control apparatus includes a storing unit having a first table which stores discrete values having exponential intervals, and a second table which stores multiples of normalized reference values having uniform intervals from each other and relating to a distance between a driven body subject to the speed control and a target position. The discrete values lie in a range over which the normalized reference values vary and are bound in a predetermined relation to a coefficient multiplied by the normalized reference values. The normalized reference values lie in the upper 1/2 range of said discrete values.A control target value generating unit calculates a control target value relating to a target speed of the driven body, by referring to the first and second tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Takaishi, Kunihiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 6085227
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for operating remote devices over wide area networks such as the Internet. The system includes client computers for interacting with users to accept commands and display results, a proxy server computer for performing intermediate processing of commands and results, and a device server computer coupled to the remote device that executes the commands and generates the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stefan B. Edlund, Matthias Eichstaedt, Donald Mark Eigler, Reiner Kraft
  • Patent number: 6085247
    Abstract: A server operating system supports multiple client-server sessions and enables a user to begin a session and later dynamically reconnect to that session even if the user uses two different client computers. The operating system has a multi-user session manager to enable multiple client-server sessions on the server and a multi-user stack protocol manager to manage one or more protocol stacks used in communicating with the clients. When a user connects to the server via a first client, the stack protocol manager assigns a first protocol stack to this first client-server connection and the session manager creates a first session for the user. When the user subsequently reconnects to the server using a second client that is different from the first client, the stack manager assigns a second protocol stack to a second client-server connection and the session begins creating a second session for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Parsons, Jr., Bradley J. Graziadio, Oshoma Momoh
  • Patent number: 6085219
    Abstract: A home page creating system, apparatus, and program recording medium, capable of creating a home page easily without requiring any special knowledge, wherein, when a WWW server confirms a terminal's request to create a home page, the terminal's type code is set in a predetermined register based on the terminal's ID. The server sends terminal user's preference inquiry data to the terminal and receives user's preference data entered from the terminal by the user. When the server receives all user's preference data about predetermined items, it creates a home page by pasting information corresponding to the user's preference data to a predetermined template. The created home page is stored along with data on the date and time when the home page was created in a predetermined data file, and is then sent to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Moriya
  • Patent number: 6081830
    Abstract: The automatic linking to program-specific computer chat rooms is disclosed. A computer detects the channel selected on a corresponding tuner. By referencing the channel and the time and date in which the computer is operating against an electronic program guide, the computer is able to determine the specific program currently on the channel. A unique identification code for the program is sent to a central server. The server links the computer to a computer chat room specific to the program for the unique identification code. This enables computer users viewing the same program to automatically enter the same chat room and chat to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Gateway 2000, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Schindler
  • Patent number: 6081836
    Abstract: Method for the transmission of information packets between a source LEC of a first ELAN and a destination LEC of a second ELAN, having the following method steps: determination of the destination ATM address by transmission of an address resolution request of the source LEC to the second ELAN via a CLS wideare network offering a connectionless service and resolution of the destination MAC address in the second ELAN into the appertaining ATM address; initiation of a connection setup between source LEC and destination LEC via an ATM network ranking higher than the first ELAN and the second ELAN upon employment of the identified destination ATM address; and transmission of the information packets via the higher-ranking ATM network. In one exemplary embodiment, the determined ATM address is transmitted to the first ELAN via the CLS wide-area network as address resolution response and is transmitted thereat to the source LEC, and the source LEC initiates a connection setup to the destination LEC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Karapetkov, Ingrid Fromm, Bernhard Petri